Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway

The Transportation Museum operates train rides running May-October from our historic 1916 SOO Line depot located in Osceola, Wisconsin.  We offer train excursions on our historic Empire Builder fleet.  Each car is unique and full of history!  Book your tickets soon - seats are limited!

The 2017 season is open!  Read on for details and to book your excursion!

Check out this video Travel Wisconsin put together featuring the breathtaking scenery of our St. Croix River Valley train ride! Come ride the rails with us! 

Ride The Rails
Two beautiful train rides to choose from!  Whichever destination and ticket option you choose, you will be able to walk around and move amongst our fleet of Empire Builder cars.  Each car is a unique piece of railway history and our expert car hosts can share their knowledge with you during the ride!  



1) Destination "Marine on St. Croix"
     *Available Saturdays and Sundays May-Oct

Our "Marine on St. Croix" excursion travels west 90-minutes round-trip winding the bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley and offers amazing scenic views!  On select Saturdays, you have the option to purchase our Brunch, Dinner, or Pizza train tickets too!  Eat on the train with your family!

2) Destination "Dresser"
     *Available most Saturdays May-Oct

Our "Dresser" ride is a shorter 50-minute round-trip coach excursion travels east to Dresser, Wisconsin. There are NO Brunch, Dinner, or Pizza Train options to Dresser. However, there is a concession car to purchase snacks and you are welcome to bring your own food also! 
 
Read on to learn more about each destination!

Ride the Rails to Marine On St. Croix

Our "Marine on St. Croix" excursion travels west 90-minutes round-trip winding the bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley and offers amazing scenic views!  This routes runs on Saturdays and Sundays from May through October.  On select Saturdays, you have the option to purchase our Brunch, Dinner, or Pizza train tickets too!  Eat on the train with your family!  Read on to learn about the different ticket options for our "Marine on St. Croix" route!

Marine on St. Croix Ticket Options
There are a few different ticket options to choose from with our "Marine on St. Croix" train rides!  The following tickets are available depending on dates.

  • Brunch Train Tickets* 
  • Dinner Train Tickets*
  • Pizza Train Tickets*
  • Coach Tickets

*You need to book tickets in advance for brunch, dinner and pizza excursions by 6:00pm on the Friday of that weekend.  Coach tickets may be purchased at the ticket window.  However, reservations are recommended as we can not guarantee space. 

Click each ticket option for pop-up details and menu choices!

Coach
Pizza Train
Brunch Train
Dinner Train
First Class Dinner Train

The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway offers a First Class Dinner Train at least once per month on a special 5:00pm sun-setter run to Marine on St. Croix.  Savor your three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine while you enjoy the company of friends and family and watch the spectacular scenery of the St. Croix Valley roll by.
 
Our First Class Dinner is truly a special and upscale experience. While we have no dress code, please be aware that some of our guests celebrate engagements, anniversaries, and other significant events happening in their lives. Our dining staff dresses professionally in black and white.
 
Dinner Menu Choices
The first course is a premium Caesar salad and dinner roll.  Each meal is complete with dessert!


  1. USDA-choice hanger steak set on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes with a roasted vegetable surround and a béarnaise drizzle.

  2. Chicken with alfredo sauce.  A large breast of chicken, set with alfredo sauce on a bed of rich noodles or wild rice.  Served with a vegetable side.
 
We can accommodate gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian diets as well.  Please make your reservations online AND call and speak to one of the depot staff at (715) 755-3570 by the Friday before your reservation to make your request.


*Dinner Train Ticket reservations must be made by 6:00pm on the Friday of that weekend.  


DINNER TRAIN RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Coach

We offer coach rides EVERY Saturday and Sunday (May through October)!  There are no assigned seats and there are ample places to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the St. Croix River Valley as we roll down the tracks!  Of course, you and your family are encouraged to get up and move around!  Enjoy the entire train as you explore and walk through each and every unique and historical car.  Our expert car hosts are happy to share their knowledge and answer any questions too!

Coach reservations are suggested.  Without reservations, we cannot guarantee space.



















Pizza Train

Enjoy a casual lunch aboard our 1914 Rock Island coach car!  Enjoy a personal pizza, a soft drink, and a brownie made by Village Pizzeria in Dresser, Wisconsin.
 
An assortment of cheese, pepperoni, sausage or deluxe pizzas are available for you to choose from as you board the train.  After lunch, explore the rest of the train!

*Pizza Train Ticket reservation must be made by 6:00pm on the Friday of that weekend.  


PIZZA TRAIN RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Brunch Train
Enjoy your plated meal with a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling juice.  Enjoy the company of friends and family and watch the magnificent scenery of the St. Croix Valley roll by.
 
These champagne brunches are still family oriented. Our standard brunch menu is hard-poached eggs benedict with house-made hollandaise sauce, served with herbed American fries and a fresh fruit medley. Scrambled eggs are an alternative.


To request scrambled eggs, gluten-free, dairy-free or a vegetarian meal, please make your reservations online AND call and speak to one of the depot staff at 715-755-3570 by the Friday before your reservation.

*Brunch Train Ticket reservation must be made by 6:00pm on the Friday of that weekend.


BRUNCH TRAIN RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Pizza Train Prices (Marine on St. Croix) 

Adults ........................................................ $30
Children (3-15) ......................................... $20

Toddler (under 3) ........ FREE (ticket needed)



RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by 6pm Friday.
Brunch Train Prices (Marine on St. Croix) 

Adults ........................................................ $40
Children (3-15) ......................................... $30

Toddler (under 3) ........ FREE (ticket needed)



RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by 6pm Friday.
Dinner Train Prices (Marine on St. Croix) 

All tickets ................................................... $55







RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by 6pm Friday.
Coach Prices (Marine on St. Croix) 

Adults ........................................................ $20
Children (3-15) ......................................... $10

Toddler (under 3) ........ FREE (ticket needed)



Reservations suggested.  Without reservations, we cannot guarantee space.
Marine on St. Croix Schedule
Our "Marine on St. Croix" is our most popular route and runs on Saturdays AND Sundays (May-October) at multiple departure times each day!

Coach tickets are available on both Saturdays and Sundays.  Brunch, Dinner, and Pizza Train tickets are available on select Saturdays.


Please check our complete 2017 schedule for exact dates, departure times, and ticket options before purchasing.

Ride the Rails to Dresser

Our "Dresser" ride is a 50-minute round-trip coach excursion running most Saturdays May-October.  The route travels east to Dresser, WI.  There are NO Brunch, Dinner, or Pizza Train options.  However, there is a concession car to purchase snacks and you are welcome to bring your own snacks also!  
Dresser Prices

Coach tickets are the only ticket options for the Dresser route.  There are NO brunch, dinner, or pizza trains for the Dresser route.

Coach tickets may be purchased at the ticket window.  However, reservations are recommended as we can not guarantee space.

Adults ......................................................................... $15
Children (3-15) ............................................................. $8

Toddler (under 3) .................................................... FREE

Dresser Schedule

Our "Dresser" route runs on most Saturdays* (May-October) departing at 1:15pm.  

Please check our complete 2017 schedule for exact dates.  Some Saturday "Dresser" rides are excluded for special events.



Purchase Your Tickets!


After you have decided on your destination (Dresser or Marine), your ticket type (coach, brunch, pizza, dinner), and date, you are ready to buy your tickets!  If you aren't sure, scroll back up and read about your options!  

Click the "Purchase Tickets" button and select your desired date, time, and destination!
Purchase Tickets

Special Event Train Rides


Mother's Day Weekend Brunch​ & Dinner Train Rides!
Fall Colors Rides
Pumpkin Express

October 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2017

Take the train to the pumpkin patch in Dresser, WI!  Haunted depot, hay wagon & pump car rides, face painting, balloon artist, ​​
and more!

Train Schedule:
9:30am (Dresser)
10:30am (Dresser)
11:30am (Dresser)
12:30pm (Dresser)
​1:30pm (Dresser)


Adults $25
Children (5-15) $15
Children (1-4) $5
​Infants free (but need a ticket)
Starting September 30th and running through Oct 15th, view the beautiful St. Croix Valley fall leaf colors on our historic train rides in the Valley!

Fall Color train rides are just like our other train ride trips - they start and stop from the Osceola Depot, in Osceola, WI. -->You board right at the historic Osceola Depot.
They are 90-minute (round-trip) excursions that take you along the St. Croix River Valley, crossing the river into Minnesota, and the train stops briefly at Marine on St. Croix, in order to reconnect the locomotive to the other side, and take you back.
 



Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Choose your ride:

Brunch Train, Dinner Train or a basic Coach Ride!

Reservations for Brunch and
Dinner Trains are required.

Tables and seats book fast and
will sell out!
Sept 30th - Oct 15th

Fall Colors Rides
Click for more info
Oct 20, 21 & 22

Pumpkin Express
Click for more info

Directions and Other Info


Please note...

  • Trains run regardless of rain or snow - guests will remain dry on the train!
  • Brunch and Pizza trains are family-friendly
  • Our First Class Dinner Train is a more formal dining experience - please dress accordingly
  • Because of their vintage nature, many of the railway cars are not wheelchair accessible. However, our concession car has a wonderful spot for those in wheelchairs to sit, and we do have wheelchair lifts available
  • Smoking is not permitted on the train or around the depot
  • Several of the cars are air-conditioned, but we recommend our guests dress with the outside temperature in consideration because the most popular locations on the train are not climate controlled.
  • Restrooms & concessions are available on most trains
Directions to our Osceola Depot!

114 Depot Rd.
Osceola, WI 54020

Plan ahead!
Don't miss the train!

Rent the
train for your next event!

Weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, company parties, & other groups!.

Private trains and special-event charters can be arranged on weekdays May through the end of October. The minimum charter fee is $850.  A group of 22 adults at $40 is $880 so the minimum is easy to reach!
 
A deposit of $200 is required for all rentals and charters. Deposits are non-refundable, but can be applied toward an alternate date. Full payment and a passenger count must be received a minimum of 7 days before charter date. 
Catered meals are available. Pricing varies depending on your particular event and can be discussed with our Depot Manager.

Please use the form below to inquire about renting the train for your event.  You will be contacted by our staff shortly! 

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